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Museum of Science Volunteer


Applications Due




14 years, 16 years, 17 years, 18 years, 19+ years, 15 years, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Financial Access


US Work Eligibility

Not Required



Program Description


In-Gallery Learning Volunteers will primarily assist in the facilitation of drop-in activities that engage visitors in multiple activity spaces, including EDW, HHL, Charles River Gallery Field Station, and Garden Walk/Insect Zoo. Volunteers will support the daily operations of in-gallery learning spaces by assisting in the set-up, break-down, and cleaning of activity materials. Volunteers will learn facilitation techniques and best practices for engaging visitors of all ages. In-Gallery Learning encompasses visitor programs across the Museum, including within Engineering Design Workshop (EDW), Hall of Human Life (HHL), Charles River Gallery Field Station, Garden Walk/Insect Zoo, and additional in-gallery learning spaces. EDW engages visitors in facilitated hands-on engineering activities designed to introduce visitors to the engineering design process and encourage visitors to think like engineers. HHL engages visitors in hands-on activities and interpretations, designed to help visitors explore biology and human health. The Field Station encourages visitors to explore the local environment with hands-on experiences in environmental science and biology. In the Garden Walk/Insect Zoo, In-Gallery Learning collaborates with the Garden Walk/Insect Zoo staff to provide unique experiences in insect biology to visitors. Currently accepting applications for the following shifts:
Sunday Afternoon (1:30 pm-4:30 pm)



Currently age 14 or older.
Demonstrated interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and/or education
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of dynamic team
Interest in interacting with diverse Museum visitors
Demonstrated motivation, dependability, and flexibility

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